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John Crawmer, CHST, STS, CIT
Position: Region II: Area Director, Area A

Biography

JCrawmer PhotoJohn Crawmer, CHST, STS, CIT joined Pinnacol Assurance as a Safety Consultant in November of 2011 and provided consultative safety services for all industry types. Since 2015 he has worked as Safety Services Supervisor. Prior to Pinnacol Assurance he worked as Human Resources and Safety Manager, Safety Specialist, licensed Journeyman electrician (Colorado #0110548), and electrical apprentice for an electrical contractor for over 8 years. He is always aspiring to grow personally through leadership positions and influence for positive results.

He is an instructor for first year electrical apprentices at the Independent Electrical Contractors Southern Colorado Chapter. He is the past president of the Southern Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals and serves as the chapter’s golf committee chairman for the D. A. WEAVER SCHOLARSHIP. He is personally passionate about safety and aspires to serve as a leader for the profession.

He holds three credentials from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST), Certified Environmental Safety and Health Trainer (CIT) and Safety Trained Supervisor (STS). He holds a Bachelor of Science Business Administration management degree from Colorado Technical University and is a graduate of the four-year electrical apprenticeship school program through the Independent Electrical Contractors Southern Colorado Chapter.

As a Colorado native he enjoys the outdoors. Traveling, SCUBA diving, hiking, snowshoeing, gardening, reading, bicycling, yoga, and playing lead guitar in a local rock band are a few of his other hobbies. He is also the owner of a social enterprise start-up called Harvest Ground Café, Inc.

Platform Statement

The fruits of focus yield a harvest of results for the benefit of others. As a leader in the field of occupational safety and health it came not from self, rather from the possibilities learned through experiences and listening to others. Over twelve years ago I began to cultivate a career in helping others through organizational performance in safety. It has been a fulfilling experience since planting the first safety seed. It is from my participation in the ASSP network where I saw my career blossom into a new field of opportunities. It is from my participation in ASSP where I learned to lead local chapter initiatives and saw the triumphant successes and humbling tragedies that came from leading volunteer efforts. Although I consider myself new to the profession, I recognize the value of connecting with a global network of those who respect humanity and advocate for workplace safety and health. It is from this network that I continue to glean understanding of how to be a better leader. The best value of the ASSP community are the networking opportunities and gifts of knowledge that help sprout professional growth and development. That is why I choose to help lead as an Area Director. It is a noble calling. I will be the candidate of choice to continue the networking and the growth of the profession; for our region and beyond. It’s a long-term vision. To accomplish this, I will be listening to each chapter and their members to understand their unique needs. I will act on requests to provide resources to fulfill needs. The best leaders are those who serve others. The ASSP community is a network of experienced and aspiring professionals who deserve advocacy, passion and focus to bring to fruition a harvest of results.

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